It is common for auto manufacturers to give a Power Point presentation of any important vehicle before its release to an assembly of jet lagged scribes but AMG was sure that the GT S would talk for itself so they briefed shortly to the assemblage en-route to the Monterey, San Francisco where the halo products was to be witnessed.
Well, don’t have any misgivings, this car despite the fact it is going to pricier by two-third of the costliest AMG presentation the S65 coupe –though price for both cars not yet released to public – it is going to be the calling car for the brand.
After spending about two hours lobbing the GT S through Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Tobias Moers, the AMG CEO gathered the scribes and commented a little on the performance of the car and noted offhandedly that the 1:41 lap pretty good for the session where we were restricted to follow instructors. The 1:41 timing in context is actually a lone driver in full racing mode does on the Laguna in some vehicles like the Porsche Cayman S. the point we are emphasizing is that the GT S did the same timing which accounted to an exceptionally aggressive Sunday ride.
In spite of this speed in this vehicle, the car that Daimler aspires to take a slice of out the Porsche is noticeably subdued. One does not realize the sheer speed until your right foot tries to remove itself from the pedal when the crest marking is nearing at the front straight. Or when you feel the forces working up on the vehicle when it is slows down before encountering the Andretti Hairpin bend. The outcome is muted violence throughout around the racing track. Sightlines are conspired by low windshield and long hood but couple of laps hugely overcomes these short comings after couple of laps with sure and quick turn in with expected front grip.